Interlocking Curves and Acer

Interlocking Curves and Acer is a small, 40sqm front garden. The garden is designed to have curb appeal as well as being relatively low maintenance. Perennial borders sit on the front adjacent to the road and to the side with a small, matching border near to the house entrance. There is a feature Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ planted in a large area of gravel in the middle of the garden which is in turn broken up with linear lengths of curving stone cobbles which reflect similarly linear curvy lengths of Stipa tenuissima. The garden is planted with bulbs, spring, early summer, mid-summer and late summer perennials and the show climaxes when the Acer turns brilliant red in Autumn.

Interlocking curves and Acer

The Brief:

To create a low maintenance front garden which is full of colour all year.

The Garden:

The space is small (approximately 25sqm) and in order to keep the garden low maintenance, the borders were small too with just over 25% (6.5sqm) of actual The specimen Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' became the main feature within a gravel area with gravel across the rest of the hard landscaped area held in with feature cobbles and the beds planted with bulbs, spring, summer and autumn interest perennials.